Caregiver group helps create more balance

September 19, 2014
The Caregiver Support Group meets at the Hood County Senior Center every Wednesday from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. The group is co-facilitated by Evelyn Guerrin and Bonnie McClurg. The purpose of the group is to inspire hope and a sense of well-being by helping caregivers  

Young men, women have chance to learn police work

September 19, 2014
Young men and women have the opportunity to learn about police work. Hood County Police Explorers will hold an informational meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center building, 401 Deputy Larry Miller Drive, across from the sheriff’s office. Those between the age of 14 (who have completed eighth grade) and 20 will have the opportunity to learn about the criminal code, traffic stops, DWI enforcing and handcuffing. Call 817-579-3307 for more information.

Learn about heel pain solutions

September 19, 2014
Dr. Richard Adams, podiatrist, will have a presentation on heel pain at noon Monday, Sept. 22 . The program is at the Lake Granbury Medical Center second floor conference room in Medical Office Building 2, 1310B Paluxy Road. Refreshments will be served. RSVP for this free seminar by calling 817-579-2979.

Family of six unharmed in fire

September 18, 2014
A Brazos River Acres family of six escaped unharmed after a fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom Thursday evening, Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the bedroom. The fire marshal’s office was investigating the cause of the fire.

Granbury woman charge with credit card/debit card abuse

September 18, 2014
Crystal Gail Buck, 37, of the 3200 block of Brazos River Court, Granbury, was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with credit card or debit card abuse, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Destination marketing expert coming

September 18, 2014
Bill Geist, an expert on destination marketing, will be spending several days in Granbury next month, meeting with city officials and tourism stakeholders. The Granbury City Council voted this week to approve the $10,000 contract for Geist, which was requested by council member Rose Myers. Geist will also receive travel expenses for up to $1,500.

Retiring Housing Authority ED to be honored at dinner

September 18, 2014
Nelda Robertson, who has been executive director of the Granbury Housing Authority for 29 years, is retiring. She will be honored at a dinner Tuesday night (Sept. 23) at Farina’s restaurant by Housing Authority commissioners. Julia Richardson will be the new executive director, according to Housing Authority Commissioner Sarah Baker.

Granbury man charged with child pornography offense.

September 18, 2014
Michael James Brennan, 42, of the 4400 block of Wildwood Circle, Granbury, was arrested on Sept. 15 and charged with possession/promote child pornography, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Sports Updates

Tolar Rattlers set for home matchup against Axtell

September 18, 2014
The Tolar Rattlers, coming off a 16-11 football victory over Bosqueville, will play host to the Axtell Longhorns (2-1) Friday night starting at 7:30. Coach Mike Franklin’s Rattlers improved to 2-1 with their second straight win. Axtell, a member of District 8-2A, Div. I, trounced Frost last Friday, 54-0. Tolar has never played Axtell in football, according to Franklin. The Rattlers have one more game, Sept. 26 at home vs. Rio Vista, before an open date and then the start of District 7-2A, Div. I play.

Cornerstone Christian set for home game vs. Strawn

September 18, 2014
Cornerstone Christian Academy of Granbury will be at home Friday (Sept. 19) for a 7:30 p.m. nondistrict six-man football game against the Strawn Greyhounds (3-0). Coach Chris Eichenhorst’s Crusaders are 1-2 on the season after last Friday’s 80-32 loss to the Tyler Heat. Strawn was an 86-36 winner over Abilene Christian High School. Our area’s other six-man team, North Central Texas Academy, is idle this weekend but will stage its homecoming game on Sept. 26 (7:30 p.m.) against McKinney Cornerstone.

Granbury beats Joshua to stay unbeaten in team tennis

September 18, 2014
The Granbury High School squad rolled over Joshua, 17-2, in team tennis Wednesday on the road in a match that was postponed from Tuesday. Coach Tyson Stewart’s netters are now 4-0 in district play entering their next match, a district contest Tuesday in Granbury against Burleson Centennial set to start at 4:30 p.m.

Lady Pirates down Cleburne in district volleyball

September 17, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates defeated Cleburne in straight sets Wednesday night on the road, 25-14, 25-10, 25-13. The 10th-ranked Lady Pirates moved to 1-1 in District 8-5A play and 19-8 on the season. Granbury’s junior varsity defeated Cleburne, 25-23, 25-16. The GHS 9th grade Purple Team also won, 25-14, 25-19, as did the 9th Gold, 25-10, 25-17. The Lady Pirates’ next match will be another district contest, against Crowley. That’s Friday at GHS in the James Wann Sports Center, with the varsity set for 5:30 p.m.